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 Reselling digital goods violates copyright; another title in the ARL Statistics Collections; Oxford UP launches the Journal of Complex Networks; Wolters Kluwer Health enhances Sentri7; National Archives ebook celebrates opening of baseball season; and Acoustik app now available for the Nook.

 Reselling Digital Goods Is Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules

Citing Wired.com InfoDOCKET reports that “a federal judge is declaring as unlawful a one-of-a-kind website enabling the online sale of pre-owned digital music files. ReDigi, which opened in late 2011, provides a platform to buy and sell used MP3s that were once purchased lawfully through iTunes.

The case weighed the so-called first-sale doctrine, the legal theory that people in lawful possession of copyright material have the right to resell it. U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan, ruling in a suit brought by Vivendi’s Capitol Records, said the doctrine did not apply to digital goods.

See also: Judge Rules Against Marketplace for Used Digital Music

Another title added to the ARL Statistics Collection

ARL has released ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2010–2011, which presents data describing collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 74 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.
Online Edition: ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2010–2011. Martha Kyrillidou, Shaneka Morris, and Gary Roebuck, comps. and eds. 2013 * 72 pages ISBN 1-59407-900-5 * EAN 978-1-59407-900-9 $170
Print Edition: ISBN 1-59407-899-8 * EAN 978-1-59407-899-6 * ISSN 1538-8999  $135 ($65 ARL members)

 Oxford University Press launches new journal – Journal of Complex Networks

According to KnowledgeSpeakOxford University Press (OUP), UK, has announced the launch of a new journal, the Journal of Complex Networks. Professor Ernesto Estrada of the University of Strathclyde will serve as the editor-in-chief of the journal…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced several new enhancements to Sentri7, a web-based, enterprise-wide electronic surveillance application that helps hospital staff identify at-risk patients…”

Free new eBook from the National Archives Celebrates Opening of Baseball Season

Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives “tells the story of our national pastime through documents, photographs, audio, video, and other records preserved at the National Archives. It covers of the role of baseball during the two world wars, contract disputes, civil rights, equal access and opportunity on and off the playing field, the steroids era, the universal appeal of the game to players and fans, Presidential involvement, improvements to the sport, Little League, Spring Training, Opening Day, and celebrations along the way.”  (Other free ebooks  listed on this National Archives site include The Meaning and Making of Emancipation and Exploring the United States Constitution.)

No Shelf Required report that “Baker & Taylor… announced that library patrons who use Barnes & Noble’s … NOOK tablets can now borrow and download digital audiobooks directly to their devices using the popular Acoustik audiobook app…”

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